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Django Unchained

  • Western
  • Drama
  • 2012
  • Quentin Tarantino
  • 158 mins
  • 18

Summary

Western directed by Quentin Tarantino, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx, Samuel L Jackson and Christoph Waltz. After being freed from slavery and trained in the ways of a bounty hunter by Dr King Schultz, Django sets out to free his wife from a vicious plantation owner.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

Director Quentin Tarantino follows up his Oscar-winning war homage Inglourious Basterds with this playfully audacious mix of spaghetti western lore, Teutonic legend, blaxploitation stylings and revisionist American history. It's a wildly thrilling swagger through the good, bad and ugly sides of slavery, with Jamie Foxx as the slave-turned-bounty hunter who's on a mission to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner (played by Leonardo DiCaprio on top villainous form). Ferociously overindulgent in that trademark Tarantino way, but acceptably so because he knows which genre movies to lovingly recycle (Blazing Saddles and Mandingo to name but two), the film is blessed with often enthralling dialogue, surreal plot twists, a film buff's dream of a supporting cast and a soundtrack that acts as another melodious Morricone tribute. Christoph Waltz (who deservedly won an Academy Award) gives a brilliant performance of ruthless charm personified as Django's German mentor, but the real surprise here is Samuel L Jackson's skin-crawling portrayal of DiCaprio's manipulative head servant.

Credits

Cast

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DjangoJamie Foxx
Dr King SchultzChristoph Waltz
Calvin CandieLeonardo DiCaprio
StephenSamuel L Jackson
Broomhilda von ShaftKerry Washington
Billy CrashWalton Goggins
Leonide MoguyDennis Christopher
Butch Pooch / Ace SpeckJames Remar
Mr StonesipherDavid Steen
ShebaNichole Galicia
Lare Lee Candie-FitzwillyLaura Cayouette
Big DaddyDon Johnson
Amerigo VessepiFranco Nero
Dicky SpeckJames Russo
Marshall Gill TatumTom Wopat
Sheriff Bill SharpDon Stroud
Son of a GunfighterRuss Tamblyn
Daughter of a Son of a GunfighterAmber Tamblyn
Curtis CarrucanBruce Dern
Big John BrittleM C Gainey
Lil Raj BrittleCooper Huckabee
Bag Head 2Jonah Hill
Sheriff Gus (Snowy Snow)Lee Horsley
Tracker PegZoë Bell
Tracker ChaneyTom Savini
TrackerTed Neeley
The LeQuint Dickey Mining Co EmployeeMichael Parks
The LeQuint Dickey Mining Co EmployeeJohn Jarratt
The LeQuint Dickey Mining Co EmployeeQuentin Tarantino
Tracker LexRobert Carradine

Crew

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DirectorQuentin Tarantino

Details

Theatrical distributor
Sony
Released on
2013-01-18
Languages
English | German | Italian | French
Guidance
Violence and swearing.
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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